The UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), remained unchanged in September.
Petrol and diesel prices fell, but this was offset by upward pressure from air fares, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
It means prices are still rising faster than wages, which rose by 1.1% on average over the same period.
The retail prices index (RPI) measure of inflation fell slightly to 3.2% from 3.3% in August.
Air fares fell 18.7% in the year to September, the ONS said, but this was smaller than the 25.2% decrease seen a year ago and so had an upward impact on the inflation rate.
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